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Browns complete second 0-16 season in NFL history in depressing fashion with heartbreaking final offensive play

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THE CLEVELAND BROWNS finished their season how only they could — with yet another heartbreaking loss in the final seconds against the Steelers.

The Browns were down, 28-24, and driving late in the fourth quarter for what could have been a game-winning touchdown. They faced a short fourth down to keep their drive alive for their first win of the season.

DeShone Kizer dropped back and looked to Corey Coleman. As soon as the ball left Kizer’s hand, it looked like a sure first down, but the ball fell right through Coleman’s fingers, hitting him in the shoulders, and falling incomplete. The error secured the Browns’ 0-16 season, just the second in NFL history.

It was a fitting cap to Cleveland’s depressing season. Week after week the Browns found new ways to lose and will now go down in history as just the second team to go winless in a 16-game NFL season.

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The team’s Twitter account did its best to make light of the depressing finale.

The loss drops Hue Jackson to 1-31 at the helm of the Browns – far from the mark he hoped to hit this year. Still, Browns fans have taken the loss in stride, and have been planning a parade for their eventual 0-16 season for some time now.

Cleveland will get the first overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, and will hope to turn their fortunes around with a new franchise player. But with their horrifying history with draft picks, there’s concern that some players might refuse to join the team.

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